The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analysis
Rank 54 47 37
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -10
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 1878 2072 2524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.27% 3.96% 4.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.44% 5.34% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1346 1460 1742
Average daily rate
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£425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £580 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 52
Average hourly rate £32.75 £19.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.94% -53.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £15.80 £22.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.65 £46.00 £50.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £22.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -44.78%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42297 38782 39937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.64% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27156 24058 23264
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1147 1484
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -4 1733 £425 -4.49% 585
London -13 887 £450 -5.26% 266
South East +1 337 £400 +3.22% 78
City of London -14 243 £475 -5.00% 86
South West +1 112 £375 -4.76% 56
North West -7 107 £375 +12.78% 38
Scotland +2 97 £380 - 16
East of England +3 86 £399 +6.40% 42
Yorkshire +7 85 £350 -4.10% 40
Buckinghamshire +23 71 £373 +14.61% 14
Berkshire +16 67 £425 +6.25% 19
Milton Keynes +29 63 £370 +13.84% 10
Edinburgh +16 62 £380 +4.10% 11
West Midlands -18 58 £400 +14.28% 33
West Yorkshire -3 55 £365 - 27
Hampshire -19 54 £400 -15.78% 8
Manchester -12 52 £325 - 19
Oxfordshire +13 48 £375 +7.14% 8
East Midlands -9 42 £425 +23.18% 21
Surrey -20 37 £425 +17.24% 14
Cheshire +24 34 £389 -0.32% 9
Leeds -4 30 £345 +6.15% 13
Cambridgeshire +5 29 £413 +3.12% 8
Wiltshire +1 29 £428 +2.39% 5
Oxford +7 28 £363 +7.40% 3
Bristol -20 28 £378 -0.65% 15
Swindon +3 22 £403 -3.88% 2
South Wales -20 22 £350 -6.66% 9
Wales -34 22 £350 -6.66% 9
Northamptonshire +2 21 £450 +2.85% 9

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis.

1 1356 (34.50%) Finance
2 819 (20.84%) Agile Software Development
3 750 (19.08%) Banking
4 742 (18.88%) Project Management
5 686 (17.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 529 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
7 513 (13.05%) SQL
8 366 (9.31%) Retail
9 356 (9.06%) User Acceptance Testing
10 352 (8.96%) Microsoft
11 310 (7.89%) Degree
12 309 (7.86%) PRINCE2
13 301 (7.66%) Investment Banking
14 293 (7.46%) MS Excel
15 285 (7.25%) Data Analysis
15 285 (7.25%) Use Case
16 280 (7.12%) Migration
17 278 (7.07%) Change Management
18 275 (7.00%) ISEB
19 273 (6.95%) Oracle
20 268 (6.82%) Data Modelling
21 251 (6.39%) Scrum
22 237 (6.03%) E-Commerce
23 233 (5.93%) CRM
24 231 (5.88%) UML
25 223 (5.67%) MS Visio
26 217 (5.52%) MS Office
27 216 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
28 202 (5.14%) Front Office
29 200 (5.09%) Workflow

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 147 (3.74%) SharePoint
2 55 (1.40%) SAS
3 53 (1.35%) CMS
4 41 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
5 30 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
6 18 (0.46%) WebSphere
7 13 (0.33%) Documentum
8 11 (0.28%) Lync
8 11 (0.28%) Confluence
8 11 (0.28%) IIS
9 9 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (0.23%) Adobe CQ
9 9 (0.23%) MS Exchange
9 9 (0.23%) Drupal
10 8 (0.20%) Oracle Coherence
10 8 (0.20%) MS Project Server
10 8 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
11 7 (0.18%) Apache Solr
11 7 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 293 (7.46%) MS Excel
2 223 (5.67%) MS Visio
3 217 (5.52%) MS Office
4 134 (3.41%) MS Project
5 115 (2.93%) MS PowerPoint
6 15 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.23%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.10%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.025%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.025%) SPSS
9 1 (0.025%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.025%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 57 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.74%) Markit EDM
2 29 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 27 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
4 23 (0.59%) SAP SD
5 20 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
6 17 (0.43%) Agresso
6 17 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 14 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
8 13 (0.33%) SAP FI
9 11 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
9 11 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
9 11 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
9 11 (0.28%) Summit
9 11 (0.28%) SAP CO
10 10 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
11 8 (0.20%) Loan IQ
12 7 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
12 7 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
12 7 (0.18%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 37 (0.94%) SaaS
2 19 (0.48%) Office 365
3 15 (0.38%) Force.com
4 12 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.076%) GitHub
5 3 (0.076%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.051%) Heroku
6 2 (0.051%) IaaS
7 1 (0.025%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.025%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.025%) PaaS
7 1 (0.025%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.025%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.025%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 29 (0.74%) Intranet
1 29 (0.74%) Internet
2 9 (0.23%) VoIP
3 8 (0.20%) Firewall
3 8 (0.20%) Radio Access Network
4 7 (0.18%) SSL
4 7 (0.18%) WAN
5 5 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (0.13%) LDAP
5 5 (0.13%) LAN
5 5 (0.13%) HTTP
6 4 (0.10%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.10%) ATM
6 4 (0.10%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.076%) MVNO
7 3 (0.076%) Extranet
7 3 (0.076%) DSL
7 3 (0.076%) Network Security
8 2 (0.051%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.051%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (4.45%) SQL Server
2 172 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
3 75 (1.91%) Relational Database
4 71 (1.81%) Oracle Database
5 68 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 51 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 45 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 38 (0.97%) Data Mining
9 37 (0.94%) QlikView
10 28 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 25 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
12 24 (0.61%) MS Access
13 23 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
14 21 (0.53%) MySQL
15 20 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
16 16 (0.41%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
16 16 (0.41%) DB2
17 15 (0.38%) PowerCenter
18 14 (0.36%) BusinessObjects XI
18 14 (0.36%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 67 (1.70%) JIRA
2 32 (0.81%) JUnit
3 31 (0.79%) Visual Studio
4 27 (0.69%) CruiseControl
4 27 (0.69%) Maven
5 20 (0.51%) Eclipse
6 19 (0.48%) MSTest
7 18 (0.46%) Ant
8 17 (0.43%) ERwin
9 15 (0.38%) Toad
9 15 (0.38%) Subversion
10 12 (0.31%) TeamCity
10 12 (0.31%) Mockito
11 11 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
12 10 (0.25%) TestDirector
12 10 (0.25%) Rational Rose
12 10 (0.25%) Hudson
13 9 (0.23%) Rhino Mocks
13 9 (0.23%) Selenium
13 9 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1356 (34.50%) Finance
2 750 (19.08%) Banking
3 366 (9.31%) Retail
4 301 (7.66%) Investment Banking
5 202 (5.14%) Front Office
6 139 (3.54%) Marketing
7 127 (3.23%) Back Office
8 120 (3.05%) Legal
9 116 (2.95%) Telecoms
10 67 (1.70%) Retail Banking
11 63 (1.60%) Publishing
12 62 (1.58%) Advertising
13 57 (1.45%) Financial Institution
14 53 (1.35%) Manufacturing
15 41 (1.04%) Billing
16 40 (1.02%) Automotive
17 28 (0.71%) Law
18 27 (0.69%) Local Government
19 25 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
20 13 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2919 (74.27%) Analyst
2 2643 (67.25%) Business Analyst
3 311 (7.91%) Project Manager
4 222 (5.65%) Senior Analyst
5 204 (5.19%) Senior Business Analyst
6 196 (4.99%) Developer
7 172 (4.38%) Agile Business Analyst
8 170 (4.33%) Consultant
9 151 (3.84%) Architect
10 144 (3.66%) Banking Business Analyst
11 135 (3.44%) Data Analyst
12 123 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
13 83 (2.11%) Technical Analyst
14 81 (2.06%) Business Manager
15 78 (1.98%) IT Business Analyst
16 75 (1.91%) Financial Business Analyst
17 74 (1.88%) Technical Business Analyst
18 72 (1.83%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
18 72 (1.83%) Business Systems Analyst
19 70 (1.78%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (3.49%) .NET
2 90 (2.29%) XML
3 83 (2.11%) Web Services
4 61 (1.55%) HTML
5 50 (1.27%) J2EE
6 44 (1.12%) Spring
7 40 (1.02%) ASP.NET
8 32 (0.81%) CSS
9 30 (0.76%) jQuery
10 27 (0.69%) Spring MVC
11 25 (0.64%) FpML
12 24 (0.61%) Middleware
13 23 (0.59%) JDBC
14 21 (0.53%) Visualforce
14 21 (0.53%) Hibernate
14 21 (0.53%) .NET Framework
15 20 (0.51%) WCF
15 20 (0.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 18 (0.46%) Mason
17 16 (0.41%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 529 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
2 173 (4.40%) Management Information System
3 134 (3.41%) Derivative
4 94 (2.39%) User Experience
5 87 (2.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 79 (2.01%) Credit Risk
7 74 (1.88%) Market Risk
8 71 (1.81%) Equities
9 63 (1.60%) Fixed Income
10 59 (1.50%) NHS
11 53 (1.35%) Data Integration
12 52 (1.32%) Reference Data
13 50 (1.27%) Data Structures
14 39 (0.99%) Computer Science
15 38 (0.97%) Mobile App
16 32 (0.81%) FMCG
17 29 (0.74%) Credit Derivative
18 27 (0.69%) Visualisation
18 27 (0.69%) SWIFT
19 26 (0.66%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 111 (2.82%) Windows
2 69 (1.76%) UNIX
3 37 (0.94%) Linux
4 27 (0.69%) Windows 7
5 12 (0.31%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.28%) Android
7 6 (0.15%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.13%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.051%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.051%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.025%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.025%) VMS
10 1 (0.025%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.025%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 819 (20.84%) Agile Software Development
2 742 (18.88%) Project Management
3 686 (17.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 356 (9.06%) User Acceptance Testing
5 309 (7.86%) PRINCE2
6 285 (7.25%) Data Analysis
6 285 (7.25%) Use Case
7 280 (7.12%) Migration
8 278 (7.07%) Change Management
9 268 (6.82%) Data Modelling
10 251 (6.39%) Scrum
11 237 (6.03%) E-Commerce
12 233 (5.93%) CRM
13 231 (5.88%) UML
14 216 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
15 200 (5.09%) Workflow
16 171 (4.35%) User Stories
16 171 (4.35%) Risk Management
17 162 (4.12%) GAP Analysis
18 158 (4.02%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 513 (13.05%) SQL
2 140 (3.56%) Java
3 93 (2.37%) C#
4 61 (1.55%) VBA
5 53 (1.35%) PL/SQL
6 44 (1.12%) C
7 41 (1.04%) JavaScript
8 38 (0.97%) T-SQL
9 28 (0.71%) VB
10 26 (0.66%) Shell Script
11 21 (0.53%) Apex Code
12 19 (0.48%) ABAP
13 18 (0.46%) Python
14 15 (0.38%) PHP
15 13 (0.33%) C++
16 12 (0.31%) Ruby
16 12 (0.31%) Perl
16 12 (0.31%) Scala
17 11 (0.28%) Korn
18 8 (0.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 310 (7.89%) Degree
2 275 (7.00%) ISEB
3 128 (3.26%) Security Cleared
4 82 (2.09%) SC Cleared
5 50 (1.27%) PMI Certification
6 49 (1.25%) CBAP
7 39 (0.99%) PMP
8 33 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 32 (0.81%) IIBA
10 19 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 17 (0.43%) CCA
12 16 (0.41%) DV Cleared
13 13 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (0.31%) CIMA
15 10 (0.25%) ACCA
15 10 (0.25%) MBA
16 9 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 9 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (0.20%) ISTQB
17 8 (0.20%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (3.74%) QA
2 53 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 38 (0.97%) EMIR
4 32 (0.81%) Dodd-Frank
4 32 (0.81%) Data Quality
5 31 (0.79%) ISO 9001
6 25 (0.64%) Basel III
7 20 (0.51%) FATCA
7 20 (0.51%) Solvency II
8 15 (0.38%) SLA
9 13 (0.33%) COREP
10 12 (0.31%) FINREP
11 11 (0.28%) MiFID
12 9 (0.23%) UCITS
13 8 (0.20%) PCI DSS
13 8 (0.20%) Basel II
14 7 (0.18%) AIFMD
15 4 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 4 (0.10%) ISO 14001
16 3 (0.076%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (0.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.13%) XenApp
3 3 (0.076%) Varnish
3 3 (0.076%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.025%) vSphere
4 1 (0.025%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.025%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.025%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 28 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 7 (0.18%) Control-M
3 6 (0.15%) Tivoli
3 6 (0.15%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 5 (0.13%) SCCM
5 3 (0.076%) Oracle Identity Management
5 3 (0.076%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.025%) Salt
6 1 (0.025%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.025%) Puppet
6 1 (0.025%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.025%) SCOM
6 1 (0.025%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 352 (8.96%) Microsoft
2 273 (6.95%) Oracle
3 182 (4.63%) SAP
4 89 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
5 80 (2.04%) Business Objects
6 48 (1.22%) IBM
7 34 (0.87%) Siebel
8 29 (0.74%) Cognos
9 26 (0.66%) Informatica
10 25 (0.64%) Charles River
11 23 (0.59%) HP
12 22 (0.56%) Bloomberg
12 22 (0.56%) Tableau
13 19 (0.48%) Murex
14 18 (0.46%) thinkFolio
14 18 (0.46%) hybris
15 16 (0.41%) SunGard
16 15 (0.38%) Teradata
17 14 (0.36%) CA
18 13 (0.33%) PeopleSoft
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